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Jan 28, 2013 2:00pm PST
it cost the nation? in 1867, when the united states purchased the territory of alaska from russia, the acquisition was derided as wasted money. a century later, after two gold rushes, alaska braced for another. the new gold was oil. millions of barrels lay beneath the permafrost. during the 1970s, when the skyrocketing price of foreign oil threatened to devastate the american economy, alaskan oil seemed to promise hope for american energy independence. then along came 1979. revolutionary shock waves spread through islamic nations. iran cut off petroleum exports to the united states. america felt it was held hostage by dependence on foreign oil. as the price of a gallon of gas passed a dollar, congress debated closing off 100 million alaskan acres to mineral exploitation. the bill would double our national park system. alaska congressman don young was outraged. how selfish and ridiculous can we be when we think we can live within ourselves? we have billions of people in asia alone, south america is suffering from starvation, and we're going to set aside 175 million acres of land fo
Jan 25, 2013 12:35am PST
. an underwater treasure hunt with the fortune seekers braving alaska's icy waters, trying to strike it rich in a new american gold rush. >>> hot pants? we try out the latest celebrity fitness craze. we try out the high octane workout gear designed to help you get more bang for your burn. >>> from new york city, this is "nightline" with cynthia mcfadden. >> good evening. thanks for joining us. tonight, cheaters beware. the trail of clues that you may not realize you're leaving could be coming back to haunt you, from tweets to e-mails and facebook messages, the digital age has blown open the door to new and cutting edge ways to catch cheaters red handed, including hidden electronic clues that maybe even the delete button can't destroy. here's abc's nick watt. >> reporter: technology, it's infidelity's best friend. texts, tweets. some say 30% of dating site users are cheaters, and the social networking sites like facebook get a bad rap as marriage breakers, allowing us to rapidly reconnect with that high school sweetheart or meet a total stranger the minute our marriages hit the doldrums. but
Jan 5, 2013 11:00pm EST
to a developing story now in alaska, more than 600 people working recovery the oil drilling ship that ran aground on new year's eve, still could take until spring to remove the barge because of harsh weather-related difficulties. fox news correspondent dominic has more. >> reporter: weather conditions have plagued this recovery of the rig off the coast of alaska. what's being described as a coastguard-led -- is bringing in a fleet of 14 support ships, as well as dropping off those crews onto the platform. the job is to deliver new power generators this weekend, replacing those damaged by water during the storm. it's dangerous work. >> with so many people involved in this response operation, we have air assets, a float assets, people staging in different areas. it's maintaining that safety. we've been going on -- this operation's been going on for days, as you're well aware, in very challenging conditions. >> reporter: a blessing so far that there's no sign of any fuel leaking, which is the other major concern. 150,000 gallons of fuel aboard. shell's drilling in the atlantic, one mishap after anot
Jan 28, 2013 7:00pm EST
más alta de américa del norte, el mckinley, está en alaska un estado norte americano inmenso y muy despoblado. me acompaña mi hermano quique, sin él no podría ascender con seguridad, las paredes de hielo y nieve repletas de grietas y peligros. esto es alpinismo puro al estilo yanqui una novedad para los que estamos habituados a las montañas del himalaya. ♪ esto es el mckinley, la montaña más alta de estados unidos. situada en alaska, y a tan solo 120 kilométros del círculo polar ártico. mira que no lo habías dicho ¡eh! cómo cambia el tiempo aquí... el mckinley, es una montaña complicada, agotadora siempre bajo condiciones climáticas extremas. ha sido terrible, además con una ventísca y un frío y una visibilidad absolu... vamos cero. comparable a escalar una montaña de más de 8.000 metros de altura. menos mal que estamos en estados unidos y aquí todo es diferente. [hablando en inglés] eres pedazo de zoquete. así es el mckinley, y el círculo polar... ártico. ♪ de hoy me lleva a escalar la montaña más alta de américa del norte, el mckinley, que con sus
Jan 17, 2013 4:30am PST
things are changing and we have a nice system coming out of the gulf of las is a. -- alaska. temperatures in alaska have cooled off and our pattern, it shows temperatures are coming in at lower 20s. san joaquin valley will have it creep back in especially through the delta. a few 60s are popping up and that helps oakland and 61 and antioch 55, livermore 53, morgan hill gill ray, nice coast and bay and patchy fog will continue into the weekend, not much of a change. here is more. >>> a woman crashed her suv into a swimming pool. hers set police said -- merced gwen went into a pool and a person helped to pull the suv to the edge of the pool and rescued the driver. >>> a new clue is being released to the public in hopes of tracking it down. >> the pain was real, the grieve was real and the affection was real. >> what is not real is a made up girlfriend. a connection at notre dame. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a
Jan 14, 2013 4:00am PST
friends in alaska dealing with a big storm today up there. so be careful traveling anywhere in alaska, anchorage and up to fairbanks everybody is getting s large arctic high pressure system and warm up in many areas. without too much snow out of this big cold air mass but cold and dry in the west. >> single digits. a shocking story out of buffalo v.a. hospital. gas prices on the move. hottest wheels out of the detroit auto show. plus caught on tape. the mother of all snowball fights and no pants day on the subway. what? you're watching "early today." . >>> stories making news this morning for you. the veterans administration is saying that 700 patients at the buffalo, new york v.a. medical center may have been exposed to hiv and hepatitis because of reuse of insulin pens. there's a small risk but the v.a. is offering free blood tests to rule out any infections. >>> today is the one month anniversary of the newtown school shootings that killed 26 people at sandy hook elementary. 200 people attend a meeting on sunday to discuss what to do with the school building in the future. >> new d
Jan 15, 2013 5:00am PST
it is so cold. >> it is actually warmer up in alaska than it is for the west coast. in fact temperatures have cooled down, you know there are 20s around and afternoon temperatures are coming up for a few like oakland, redwood city and santa rosa. here is sal. >>> you can see it is looking pretty good no major problems come together concord avenue and on the san mateo bridge, that traffic is looking good. let's go back to the desk. >>> right now we are looking at breaking news, they are looking at a fire not far from the carquinez bridge. it started shortly before 4:00 a.m. in the city of crocket. alex savage is out at the scene getting some new information, alex? >> reporter: good morning and this fire is still actively fighting right now. in fact they sort of took a defensive posture on this. i want to show you quickly from our vantage point, this is where it is located actually out on the water. it is a pier that is burning right now and fire crews have to spray water. certainly a lot of access issues and they are bridging in a boat and the coast guard to assist to get this fire fully
Jan 2, 2013 8:00pm PST
aground off of alaska. the rig broke away during a powerful storm monday night. the crew was evacuated but the rig was carrying 150,000 gallons of diesel fuel. so far there is no sign of a spill. spill. >> cenk: oops. i wish there was a show that talked about whether this would happen--oh, right, we did. this is part of our effort to help out greenpeace on this, and this is what she said at the time. >> these things tend to leak, and we tend to not be able to clean them up. in the gulf, which looks like a sweet little duck pond compared to the conditions of the arctic. >> cenk: she's absolutely right about that. shell is trying to do some tests off of seattle to make sure that they had everything right well, they didn't. you it's as bad as i thought. basically the top is crushed like a beer can--oops. that was their testing in relatively calm puget sound not in the middle of the arctic. what is going to happen when they do it in the middle of the arctic? probably disaster. there is a documentary called "oil and ice" and talks about if there is a disaster, we'll have a lot of trouble ge
Jan 13, 2013 7:00am PST
. really quite chilly. we've got the clear skies from san jose. this is the reason why, parts of alaska this morning are warmer than the bay area. big ridge of high pressure to the west, southerly flow from alaska, that's spilling into the bay area. you'll get sunshine today, but don't expect things to warm up a whole lot. but lunchtime, upper 40s to near 50. that will be pretty much where we top out the day for temperatures. and then again tonight, without the cold air being moved out of the bay area, we'll see another freezing night tonight. y >> colder here than in alaska. >> right now, 35 degrees in anchorage. >>> thank you, rob. >>> the season continues for the san francisco 49ers. today they and their fans will watch to see who they play next and whether they'll get to do it at home. colin kaepernick led the team to the win over the green bay packers last night. kaepernick rushing for a quarterback play-off record of 181 yards and two touchdowns. he also threw for 263 yards, and two touchdowns. after the game, his teammates really had nothing but nice things to say. >> he's making
Jan 28, 2013 5:00pm EST
? the presiding officer: the senator from alaska. ms. murkowski: thank you, mr. president. the bill that we just voted out of the senate was important, certainly important -- excuse me, mr. president. i request that proceedings under the quorum call be dispensed with. the presiding officer: without objection. ms. murkowski: thank you, mr. president. mr. president shall the bill that we just passed out of the senate, a bill to aid the victims of the superstorm sandy, was important. it is important that when we are faced with a disaster, whether it is a hurricane, whether it is an earthquake, whether it is a drought, whether it is a flood, that we step forward and find those ways that we can help citizens who have faced immeasurable loss. and the effort that has gone back and forth between the two bodies now and that will hopefully move forward is one that will certainly help to address the needs of those families that lost so much in superstorm sandy. but i think we all recognize that this was not the only disaster that this country faced last year. in my state of alaska, we faced a fish disaster
Jan 26, 2013 1:30pm PST
year, he called in his testimony to the alaska legislature. >> there is no question in my mind that fire retardants do give people more time to escape fires. >> thanks in part to efforts like this, flame retardants are now found in baby strollers, car seats, building insulation, electronics, even your couch, but it comes with a price. dozens of studies connect one group of flame retardant c compounds known as pbdes to this road problems, reproductive issues sxrk lowered iqs in children. some restrictions on imports are in place, but products with pbdes can be and still are imported. and the environmental protection agency is investigating three additional flame retardants after finding evidence they could be neurotoxins and even cause cancer. in 1976, arlene bloom founded the fire retardant chemical trip using pajamas was a carcinogen. it led to a ban in kids' pajamas. today, more than 30 years later, it's still used in sofa cushions. >> if you have 20 pounds of foam in your couch, you have a pound of these chemicals in your couch. that's a lot. >> i think everything is a risk
Jan 9, 2013 1:00pm PST
rocked alaska, videos are popping up all over but this one will shock you. this is inside a home improvement store. this woman behind the counter is, like, i got to hang up the phone and cover my head. you could see stuff coming off the shelves. >> look at all that stuff piled high on the shelves. where do you run and hide jp where's do you take cover? >> rakes and pitchforks and things were falling right next to those people. >> it's like those things came alive. and went after those people. >> i don't know if i can think of a worst place? >> home improvement store i. thought the same thing soon as i saw this video and look at the lights swinging up above. they really show you how everything really shook. >> now, this happened in alaska, but sparked a tsunami warning for parts of alaska and parts of british columbia, but in batesville, arkansas, well, i'll just let doug billings tell you about what you're seeing -- and hearing. >> golly! unbelievable! [ laughter ] snow thunder on tape! >> an excitable guy. >> he's very happy about that. >> was that -- a lightning bolt? >> golly!
Jan 10, 2013 4:00am EST
next, we have an exclusive on something going on in alaska that has rather captured our imaginations around here. hold on, that is coming up. [ female announcer ] going to sleep may be easy, but when you wake up in the middle of the night it can be frustrating. it's hard to turn off and go back to sleep. intermezzo is the first and only prescription sleep aid approved for use as needed in the middle of the night when you can't get back to sleep. it's an effective sleep medicine you don't take before bedtime. take it in bed only when you need it and have at least four hours left for sleep. do not take intermezzo if you have had an allergic reaction to drugs containing zolpidem, such as ambien. allergic reactions such as shortness of breath or swelling of your tongue or throat may occur and may be fatal. intermezzo should not be taken if you have taken another sleep medicine at bedtime or in the middle of the night or drank alcohol that day. do not drive or operate machinery until at least 4 hours after taking intermezzo and you're fully awake. driving, eating, or engaging in other act
Jan 4, 2013 2:30pm PST
america. aground in alaska, the drilling rig is of course, questioning the risks. the oldest private bank will close after pleading guilty to helping american class evaded taxes, hitting its role in hiding $1 billion over 10 years had a grain to pay $58 million in fines. >> it is the end of the road for the private bank. it sold off non-u.s. holdings, protecting them from the legal battle with washington. howell closed completely. when they pleaded guilty to helping clients of aid taxes, managers told the u.s. court it was legal in switzerland. those words have huge implications for the 13 other swiss banks under investigation. >> he said all swiss banks acted in the same way, that is what u.s. authorities are waiting for. they claim what about many, certainly a problem for other swiss banks. >> the government is desperate to reach a deal with the u.s. similar to those agreed with britain and germany. they will charge foreign clients a withholding tax. negotiations have proved fruitless. many believed switzerland is trying to square and a possible circle, satisfy foreign governments deter
Jan 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
alaska today after a strong earthquake. the earthquake hit about 60 .iles west of alaska that is a part that borders british columbia. houses shook him up but no significant damage. after shock was about 5.1 and coufour hours after the break. to home, montgomery residents, this is an alert for you. thief are looking for a does hetealing people -- people's mail. most of the stuff were checks to pay for bills. the thief would after a fire ripped through a home. talking with neighbors, it might have started with a lighter. richard reeve is live on the scene. a person was pulled to safety, but did not make it. that is right. we got word that the victim has been identified as a 55-year- old. when you look at the house from t does not look like much happened. certainly not a fatal fire. neighbors say they saw smoke. they try to get in and rescue resident, but the fire was too much. a black indoor and a burned-out matches. it is sad that anyone would die. a fire that claimed the life of a woman trying to get out. i saw the flames. it was billowing. this neighbor spotted the through this window
Jan 5, 2013 7:00am PST
for their participation. >> hi, i'm richard karn coming to you from north pole, alaska, here with edenpure's biggest celebrity endorsement ever. >> hi, i'm vic lynne from north pole, alaska. i'm talking to my friend santa here to get a new edenpure heater for christmas. >> ho, ho, ho, ho. because what we say about edenpure in alaska, don't be home without it! ho, ho, ho. >> [chuckles] that's right, don't be home without it. that's the message we kept hearing from edenpure customers here in alaska where the weather got down to -72 degrees last winter. but, the big surprise was how many of our customers in the lower 48 said the same thing during one of the mildest winters on record. >> during this warm weather, i've just been blessed to not have to turn on my gas heat at all. i've been able to utilize the edenpure system. say if i'm looking at tv in one room, i can turn the system on in that room, i can be comfortable. there's been times i've even had to turn it down. but it's just been a phenomenal savings for me during this mild winter that we've just had. >> announcer: from vic lynne using his eden
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Jan 2, 2013 12:00pm PST
with climate change issues and $150 million foe -- for fisheries in alaska it is fine to vote "no" but by failing to let anyone vote yes or no, speaker boehner failed to do his job. >>gregg: could this impact boehner's chances of holding on to the speakership tomorrow? >>reporter: there is that vote tomorrow. it is not likely but not impossible. he will have to get a clear majority of all of those who do vote. it is not just the republicans. it is the entire house. clearly he will neat the vast majority of g.o.p. votes. new york republican who you saw in the interim may abstain altogether and another new york republican, peter kings says republicans will have to work hard to get his vote on anything right now. while both the boehner and can for camps are shooting down talks of a divide, many are speculate there is trouble in the house of representatives g.o.p. leadership ranks. that vote could tell us something tomorrow. >>gregg: thank you, shannon. congress did reach a deal to keep our nation from plummeting off the so-called fiscal cliff so we are safe for now. at least sort of.
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Jan 27, 2013 7:00am PST
. right now off the cos of hawaii they can reach alaska a lot of the island chains. they are going to increase the range. what this is all about open sources we figure 4-8 nuclear devices in korea. this testing is about taking one of those devices and beginning to down size so it can fit as a war head on top of a missile. that's what they have done testing. >> it is easy to dismiss them and laugh at it and say they are nuts and bluster. but 4-8 nuclear devices. they do have or may have the range to potentially wihit hawa or alaska not that much further to try to hit the west coast. >> certainly. i mean the department of defense takes these capabilities for what they are. and they try not to read anything else into it. we let the intelligence community central intelligence agency try to figure out what is the intent here what is the motivation what is the strategic goal. our department of defense builds capabilities to defend north korean capabilities that we have to take it serious given the kind of people they are. they are clearly a rouge regime. >> can we protect american soil a
Jan 24, 2013 5:30pm PST
of dollars in gold. so, who gets it? well, come with the adventurers descending on nome, alaska. abc's bill weir was there. >> reporter: if you happen to be off the coast of northern alaska, hear the sound of opera floating across the water, it could be one of two things. cold-induced hallucinations or emily ridell. until she can make it on the stages of europe, she makes ends meet on the bering sea. and diving to the bottom with a ten-inch suction hose. let other girls wait tables. emily is chasing gold. >> i would much rather dive in freezing water than waitress. whoa! >> reporter: she is part of the modern rush of drifters and dreamers, drawn here by ancient geology and the modern economy. ages ago, glaciers smeared gold across this land, and when the recession hit, prices topped 1,800 bucks an ounce. >> about half an ounce. >> reporter: that's still -- >> 1,000 bucks. >> reporter: 1,000 bucks, right there. this family borrowed hundreds of thousands to build a backhoe on a barge they call "the christine rose." but emily and the crew of "the edge" make do with a plywood deck and junkyard
Jan 5, 2013 7:00am PST
alaska sparked a tsunami warning for hundreds of miles to the alaskan and canadian coastline overnight. the quake struck around 1:00 this morning, 60 miles west of craig, alaska. the tsunami warning was issued from alaska to the northern tip of vancouver island, canada. some areas were seeing small sea level changes. the quake was widely felt but as of now, there are no reports of any major damage. >>> also new this morning a man is in critical condition after being found lying on the side of the road in santa rosa. police found the man lying unconscious in the roadway on the 1400 black of peterson lane just after 9:00 last night. he had serious wounds to his head. it's unclear what caused his injuries or if he will survive. there are reports a white car with two men inside leaving the area. police shut down sections of the roadway until 3:00 this morning in order to investigate. >>> not just one family but an entire community has lost a loved one, 19-year-old alyssa byrne was found dead in the snow in south lake tahoe yesterday morning. last night, hundreds of people gathered at byrne
Jan 4, 2013 6:00pm PST
, like, for example, the situation we have going on right now in remote, hard-to-get-to alaska, where a shell oil rig laden with 150,000 gallons of oil and fuel has run aground in unof the most pristine, ecologically sensitive bodies of water in the country. emergency response teams have been dropped on to that rig in each of the last three days. they report that the rig is upright and stable. they say that no fuel has leaked out to the ocean yet. but this is an ongoing crisis. and the response so far from washington, led by congressman ed markey, has been swift and rather loud. congressman markey is now demanding that shell turn over whatever contingency plans they had for this rig operation. he provided a statement to us tonight in which he says that given this accident, given the safety failures in the past, he does not support any -- he does not support issuing any new permits to drill in the arctic. yesterday more than 40 of his colleagues in the house came out and publicly called for a federal investigation into this incident. and over the course of this ongoing situation up the
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Jan 5, 2013 10:00am PST
: meanwhile, a powerful earthquake rocking alaska overnight according to the u.s. geological survey, it was a magnitude 7.5 quake that struck 60 miles off the coast, triggering a tsunami warning for hundreds of alaskan and canadian coastline, the warning was canceled after no significant tidal wave was generated, thanks goodness. >> and we're getting word that president obama is getting ready to announce his pick for defense secretary. likely chuck haggle to replace leon pa net at that. hi, james. >> two democratic sources confirmed to fox news's ed henry late yesterday that president obama has indeed settled on chuck hagel to lead the pentagon, this apparent pick despite many indications that the g.o.p. maverick would face a rocky confirmation hearing. the former two term senator from nebraska has a history of blunt statements including a reference to the jewish lobby as intimidating force on capitol hill that will likely draw fresh, and openly pai ambassador as quote, aggressively gay and hormel says that the apology was sent to the news media and not to him. and hagel has at time
Jan 5, 2013 6:00am EST
, a 7.6 earthquake hit off the coast of alaska. it happened about 75 miles southeast of cordova, alaska. a tsunami warning was issued for parts of alaska and canada. at this point, there are no reports of damage. >>> let's go to meteorologist chuck bell. >> good morning to both of you. good morning, everybody. happy new year. hopefully you enjoyed your holiday season. we're off to a seasonably cold start early on a january morning here in washington. temperatures in town are in the mid-30s. you don't have to go too far out to the west or to the north before you get back down closer to the freezing mark. 30 now in gaithersburg. 33 in martinsburg. nothing showing up on storm team 4 radar for now. that's not going to be the case necessarily all weekend. little chance of moisture well down to our south. it is racing in our direction. it will bring clouds back here tonight and maybe a little passing snowflake or two. your saturday planner, nothing to worry about. sunny and cold today. a little bit of a breeze as well. of course, tomorrow, 4:00 in the afternoon, skies will be clear. the sun w
Jan 30, 2013 9:00am EST
of the united states is experiencing the effects of climate change more dramatically than alaska. alaska is of course supposed to be cold. the animals and plants have adapted to that. so have the people. since the 1960's however alaska has been warming twice as fast as the rest of the united states. annual air ten has already increased by three degrees fahrenheit. winter temperatures are up six degrees. according to the draft assessment highlights, alaska is seeing "earlier spring snow melt, reduced sea ice" -- this is a graph of the sea ice -- "widespread glacier retreat, warmer permafrost, and dryer landscapes." by mid-century, summer sea eyes could disappear altogether. as in the great lakes, less ice along the alaska coast means more severe coastal evocation without the ice to buffer the shores from storms. mols of the permafrost in alaska is tens of thousands of years old. but it, too, is disappearing, as the alaskan climate warms. permafrost is a natural wonder whose loss threatens structures like buildings and roads as well as plants and wildlife that have adapted to this frozen t
Jan 9, 2013 9:00pm EST
. >> thanks, rachel. >>> up next, we have an exclusive on something going on in alaska that has rather captured our imaginations around here. hold on, that is coming up. it's strange, i'm getting gray, but kate -- still looks like...kate. nice'n easy with colorblend technology gives expert highlights and lowlights. for color that's true to you. i don't know how she does it. with nice'n easy, all they see is you. woman: we're helping joplin, missouri, come back from a devastating tornado. man: and now we're helping the east coast recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. so we created the extraordinarily comfortable sleep number experience. a collection of innovations designed around a bed with dualair technology that allows you to adjust to the support your body needs - each of your bodies. our sleep profe
Jan 10, 2013 12:00am EST
on something going on in alaska that has rather captured our imaginations around here. hold on, that is coming up. aig?g to turn it around, and we did. woman: we're helping joplin, missouri, come back from a devastating tornado. man: and now we're helping the east coast recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. with thermacare heatwraps. thermacare works differently. it's the only wrap with patented heat cells that penetrate deep to relax, soothe, and unlock tight muscles. for up to 16 hours of relief, try thermacare. office superstore ink retailer in america. now get $6 back in staples rewards for every ink cartridge you recycle when you spend $50 on hp ink. staples. that was easy. >>> last week was a short week for us, all three of those days we covered a strange story involving a big oil rig in alaska, specific
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Jan 16, 2013 11:00pm PST
? >> there's stuff for alaska fisheries. there's things for the kennedy space center. there's the roof on the smithsonian. job training. >> jon: back up. there's no roof on the smithsonian. it's going to rain on archie bunker's chair. congress shouldn't have to go through this to get measures passed. can't you take the pork stuff out of there and pass a trimmed down version of the bill. >> the republicans passed a trimmed down version of the bill yesterday. it included not just relief for sandy but damaged fisheries in alaska and the gulf coast. >> jon: you worked on a reasonable compromise to get help to people who desperately need it. i'm so impressed i want to make this the first of the new segment "thank you for not tripping over your own (bleep)." it's not that hard. that was the house where the crazy representatives live. i'm sure now the senate will have no problem approving this paired down disaster relief even without the fishery money. >> i say point blank this legislation is not going to pass without the inclusion of this fishery money point blank and period. [cheers and ap
Jan 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
, beginning in new england and traveling north and west, going to places like alaska, coming back around down into utah and louisiana. c-span: why did you want to do this? >> guest: well, i found myself very perturbed and frustrated with, what i perceived at the time, to be the definition of black in america. a lot of the stereotypes i was seeing in the news media, you know, magazines, television shows just seemed be very limiting. plus, i was very worried about perceptions a lot of young folk were having about the limitations on what their own identity meant, and--and there were certain insecurities on my own part. within certain segments of the african-american community, there can be certain attitudes that somebody is blacker than another person and this 'blacker than thou' attitude, and i found that, you know, again, baseless and i really wanted to apply geography to the question in a way that i hadn't seen done a great deal. c-span: how many towns did you stop in that you write about in your book? >> guest: i think ultimately there are about 23 included, but i went to probably a score mo
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Jan 19, 2013 11:00am PST
arkansas, alaska, north carolina and so forth. and if obama wants to pursue an aggressive agenda in the second term, he can't afford to lose the senate and not have either the senate or the house. >> you know, dan, i agree with you about the one essential here, that is economic growth. the president can't come close to finding his ambitions with 2% growth and he can't come close to raising middle class incomes which have been falling since the economic recovery started, without getting growth to 3, 4%. that will see, that seems to me to be what will determine whether or not his second term is ultimately a success. >> and facts historically low in the first term if he doesn't get it up it's not going to happen, paul. >> i agree with you, dan. >> when we come back a 26-year-old computer hacker commits suicide after a federal indictment that could have put him behind bars for decades. supporters say that aaron schwartz was the victim of an overzealous prosecutor. was he? there's a debate ahead. >> the tech world was rocked last week by news of the suicide of 26-year-old internet ac
Jan 9, 2013 4:00am PST
of alaska is just the latest in a string of blunders zaents involving the company's ship and support equipment. the 60-day assessment could halt or scale back plans to open alaska's arctic waters to oil exploration. >> some new figures from the u.s. census bureau more u.s. citizens are on the move to find a better life and doing it a faster rate. 3.9% of the population moved to a different county in 2011. that's the highest level since before the recession began. up from 3.5% in 2009 and 2010. experts say the increase could signal a healthier economy with more job opportunities and an improved real estate outlook and that the worst of the recession may be over. we sure hope so. now for a look at the weather, here's nbc's meteorologist bill karins. people moving into better weather areas? >> or people like me where the weather is worse. >> there you go. >> good morning, everyone. let me show you what we're dealing with this morning. rainfall has added up in the last 48 hours. one shot on monday. little bit of rain yesterday. now we're up just about two inches olympia, seattle over an
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